For me, success at Kea means creating a work environment that supports both personal and professional development for the team, whilst the business flourishes. I want to ensure Kea is the best Executive Search firm to work at and I know I’ve been successful in my role if the Search team can do their jobs properly and are happy whilst doing them.
How have your previous roles influenced your time at Kea?
Before joining Kea, I’d worked in the insurance and travel industry, in both private and public sectors. Seeing best practise in various fields has helped me to shape the Operations function at Kea with a larger frame of reference.
What's your edge?
I sit outside of the Search team so have an objective view of the business and what direction we should be going in to provide the best work environment for the team. I can truly on focus on putting Kea's people first.
I joined Kea as I was impressed to see so many young ambitious people all in one spaceand was inspired that the company was run by two women. I knew this was a place where I could thrive.
Drive to Improve
I never want to be stagnant and ensure I am constantly trying new things and growing as a person. I’ve recently taken up skateboarding and during lockdown took an online coding course. These things obviously don’t contribute to my day-to-day at Kea, but pushing myself out of my comfort zone is important to help me grow…and my team enjoy laughing at my cuts and bruises!
What fills your diary on a day-to-day basis?
I wear various hats at Kea, so my days never look the same. I’m working on finance one minute; sending out invoices, reconciling our financial accounts and compiling payroll, and HR the next; writing policies & procedures and improving the employee experience.
I’ve now been at Kea for 3 years and the scope of my role has changed drastically. I started as Office Manager and was responsible for the day-to-day running of the office space. Now, I oversee the Finance, HR & Operations tasks and ensure that the back-end of the business runs smoothly.